Official: Xiaomi headed for India, Indonesia, Thailand. Still no plans for U.S and Europe


At the same event where Xiaomi announced it would launch the Xiaomi Mi3 in Singapore, Hugo Barra spoke about the company’s plans for international expansion going so far as telling us which countries will be next.

Let’s start with the good news. If you are a Xiaomi fan in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and India then you are in luck! Xiaomi’s expansion in to Singapore, and the reason they set up their international HQ there is so they could easily expand in to neighbouing Asian countries. India was also mentioned and Xiaomi are actively searching for partners in the country to launch their phones.

And now the bad news. U.S and European fans of Xiaomi phones are still in for a wait as Xiaomi still see these markets as to difficult for the company to enter at this time!

As for their Asian plans, Xiaomi are planning to keep their customer-focused marketing and development going as they expand in Asia. Customers in Singapore will also be happy to hear that a service center will be opened in the country for repairs to devices.

What do you think of Xiaomi’s plans? Do you think they could loose out to Meizu and Oppo who are already eyeing the U.S and Europe?

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45 Comments

  1. Mani
    February 19, 2014

    Hi Andi, I love what you do. Please give India same respect as you give to other countries by writing their name with capital letter and India by small i letter.

    • February 19, 2014

      Ah, that was not intentional we have a plugin which adds links. I will fix this now. Sorry.

    • antidumb
      February 19, 2014

      booooo, Really hate people like this, they think they’re smart ass but bunch of a*hole

      just because of once a lifetime little unintentional thing you say they aren’t respect you, but doesn’t count how many they are doing it right, SHAME!

    • Gaurav Arora
      February 19, 2014

      That was a grammatical error, not disrespect to a country you uncle.

  2. vijay
    February 19, 2014

    Perhaps Xiaomi may break monopoly of Samsung in Indian market..but after sales service will have to be very good. .

  3. Anuj Maheshwari
    February 19, 2014

    Is there any store in hong kong or in Beijing from where i can buy xiaomi products at original prices… Like power bank for $11…Plz let me know.

  4. ved prakash
    February 19, 2014

    Gr8 news, bt the thing is tht xiaomi need to provide good after sell service and keep in mind tht these markets are wht its home market is like( large population in every budget range) . So offer their whole range and in the same price proposition as in China and they will make more profit thn they were making in China… i am eagerly waiting for hongmi snapdragon version.

    Any news whn they are coming to India Andi ???
    (hope i have CAPITALISED EVERY NAME HERE).

  5. Guest
    February 19, 2014

    Hi Andi, I love what you do. Please give India same respect as you give to other countries by writing their name with capital letter and India by small i letter.

    • Andi Sykes
      February 19, 2014

      Ah, that was not intentional we have a plugin which adds links. I will fix this now. Sorry.

    • Guest
      February 19, 2014

      booooo, Really hate people like this, they think they’re smart ass but bunch of a*hole

      just because of once a lifetime little unintentional thing you say they aren’t respect you, but doesn’t count how many they are doing it right, SHAME!

    • Gaurav Arora
      February 19, 2014

      That was a grammatical error, not disrespect to a country you uncle.

  6. Simon
    February 19, 2014

    Has anyone from Europe or USA actually bought a Xiaomi Mi3 or are they only on Pre-Order from various online sellers ?

    • February 19, 2014

      I saw an Italian reseller was shipping them last month. Not sure how many the had in stock though.

      • Simon
        February 19, 2014

        That we good for us in the EU, as we wouldn’t have to pay import duty.

        • GrößterNehmer
          February 20, 2014

          But the reseller already paid it. So, no gain. The only difference is warranty.

    • GrößterNehmer
      February 19, 2014

      No problem to get your hands on one here in Germany. If you’re willing and able to pay the price, that is.

      • Simon
        February 19, 2014

        Did you buy online in Germany, GrossterNehmer ?

        • GrößterNehmer
          February 20, 2014

          I didn’t buy it at all. Still on my Mi2s which I bought directly in China. I was waiting for the 64GB version, which is out as of today (see xiaomi.com). But I know some people on the German MIUI board who either imported it from Chinese web shops or bought it from German web shops.

  7. Guest
    February 19, 2014

    Perhaps Xiaomi may break monopoly of Samsung in Indian market..but after sales service will have to be very good. .

  8. Anuj Maheshwari
    February 19, 2014

    Is there any store in hong kong or in Beijing from where i can buy xiaomi products at original prices… Like power bank for $11…Plz let me know.

  9. Tiah Oon Tjoe
    February 19, 2014

    FINALLY!!!! First Vivo, Then Oppo!! Then now XIAOMI!!!!! SOOO HAPPY!!!!!

    • antidumb
      February 19, 2014

      in my opinion, don’t like vivo and oppo, they are expensive!

      xiaomi just like a half of their price that’s the excited point

      • Tiah Oon Tjoe
        February 21, 2014

        It’s still good to know that China Manufacturers and companies have set their sights on us, it’s good cause it will encourage competition from Lenovo, Huawei, Zte and more.

  10. ved prakash
    February 19, 2014

    Gr8 news, bt the thing is tht xiaomi need to provide good after sell service and keep in mind tht these markets are wht its home market is like( large population in every budget range) . So offer their whole range and in the same price proposition as in China and they will make more profit thn they were making in China… i am eagerly waiting for hongmi snapdragon version.

    Any news whn they are coming to India Andi ???
    (hope i have CAPITALISED EVERY NAME HERE).

  11. Guest
    February 19, 2014

    Has anyone from Europe or USA actually bought a Xiaomi Mi3 or are they only on Pre-Order from various online sellers ?

    • Andi Sykes
      February 19, 2014

      I saw an Italian reseller was shipping them last month. Not sure how many the had in stock though.

    • Guest
      February 19, 2014

      No problem to get your hands on one here in Germany. If you’re willing and able to pay the price, that is.

    • Guest
      February 19, 2014

      Did you buy online in Germany, GrossterNehmer ?

    • Guest
      February 19, 2014

      That we good for us in the EU, as we wouldn’t have to pay import duty.

    • Guest
      February 20, 2014

      I didn’t buy it at all. Still on my Mi2s which I bought directly in China. I was waiting for the 64GB version, which is out as of today (see

    • Guest
      February 20, 2014

      . But I know some people on the German MIUI board who either imported it from Chinese web shops or bought it from German web shops.

    • Guest
      February 20, 2014

      But the reseller already paid it. So, no gain. The only difference is warranty.

  12. Sam
    February 19, 2014

    Yeah! Good news for Thailand. I’m waiting for you…Xiaomi.

  13. Tiah Oon Tjoe
    February 19, 2014

    FINALLY!!!! First Vivo, Then Oppo!! Then now XIAOMI!!!!! SOOO HAPPY!!!!!

    • Guest
      February 19, 2014

      in my opinion, don’t like vivo and oppo, they are expensive!

      xiaomi just like a half of their price that’s the excited point

    • Tiah Oon Tjoe
      February 21, 2014

      It’s still good to know that China Manufacturers and companies have set their sights on us, it’s good cause it will encourage competition from Lenovo, Huawei, Zte and more.

  14. Guest
    February 19, 2014

    Yeah! Good news for Thailand. I’m waiting for you…Xiaomi.

  15. liljohn
    February 19, 2014

    how bout pricing? same as in china??? the price in singapore is the same, hope it will be the same as well in these surrounding countries… 🙂

  16. Guest
    February 20, 2014

    how bout pricing? same as in china??? the price in singapore is the same, hope it will be the same as well in these surrounding countries… 🙂

    • Andi Sykes
      February 20, 2014

      Hope so too

  17. FTP
    February 20, 2014

    I am extremely happy to hear that Xiaomi phones would be coming to India. Even though i already purchased Mi2A last November (as i could not wait longer).
    As the phones would be sold by resellers the price would be slightly higher that what is in China.
    Because of the Moto G effect i think phone they should release is Xiaomi Hongmi 1S priced around 10k to 11k INR first. I think a bit of Advertising might be needed too (May be like in NDTV Gadget shows or similar shows)

  18. FTP
    February 20, 2014

    I am extremely happy to hear that Xiaomi phones would be coming to India. Even though i already purchased Mi2A last November (as i could not wait longer).
    As the phones would be sold by resellers the price would be slightly higher that what is in China.
    Because of the Moto G effect i think phone they should release is Xiaomi Hongmi 1S priced around 10k to 11k INR first. I think a bit of Advertising might be needed too (May be like in NDTV Gadget shows or similar shows)

  19. Sam
    March 2, 2014

    Since Xiaomi is paying its attention to small countries, I think it will take time to come to India, but its effect can be seen on the pricing of Nokia and Samsung. It is expected that Samsung S5 will carry a low price tag than S4, Xiaomi effect may be; Low pirce = High quality.

  20. Sam
    March 2, 2014

    Since Xiaomi is paying its attention to small countries, I think it will take time to come to India, but its effect can be seen on the pricing of Nokia and Samsung. It is expected that Samsung S5 will carry a low price tag than S4, Xiaomi effect may be; Low pirce = High quality.